$30,000 / 2014
Rapheal Randall, Executive Director
Hazen’s renewal $30,000 grant will enable Youth United for Change (YUC) to continue to build a broad based, youth-led democratic organization with the power to hold school officials and government accountable for providing all Philadelphia youth with a high quality education that will enable them to have a variety of options upon graduation. YUC has grown to 2300 youth members, based primarily in five North Philadelphia high schools plus a Citywide Chapter and a Push Out Chapter that is organizing out-of-school and alternative school youth. During the coming year, YUC will continue organizing for high quality education for all Philadelphia students; work to improve school climate and ensure safer schools; promote a youth-led vision for community school; improve alternative educational opportunities for pushed-out youth and engage young people currently not in school; and organize for transportation funding as part of full and fair educational funding.